Monday, November 12, 2018

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    ‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is room for legal action if anyone is in doubt of claims by candidates in the 2019 elections.Speaking specifically about the personal particulars provided by the candidates, Yakubu said anyone suspecting false claims has the right to file legal action against such candidate.President Muhammadu Buhari had told the [...]

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    UPDATED: INEC receives names of 79 presidential candidates

UPDATED: INEC receives names of 79 presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the forms and particulars of political parties’ candidates submitted for the 2019 general election.The electoral body on Friday said 79 political parties have submitted the names of their candidates to contest the presidential election.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the commission, made the announcement while addressing journalists in Abuja.The particulars of the presidential candidates [...]

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    2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.The president's academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to PUNCH.All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Buhari, a former [...]

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    INCREDIBLE: INEC does NOT have full official results of 2007 presidential election

INCREDIBLE: INEC does NOT have full official results of 2007 presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not have the full results of the highly controversial 2007 presidential election -- and this is official.The presidential election held on April 21 that year is the first and only in Nigeria's history in which there is no state-by-state breakdown of the candidates' scores.Maurice Iwu, a professor and INEC chairman at the time, [...]

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    ‘Provision for card readers, spending limits for candidates’ — senate passes electoral act amendment

‘Provision for card readers, spending limits for candidates’ — senate passes electoral act amendment

The senate has passed a bill amending the electoral act.The bill was passed on Tuesday after Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the committee on INEC, presented a report on the floor of the senate.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill because of some issues the lawmakers failed to address during revision to the bill.After addressing the concerns of the president, [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

PDP kicks over disbandment of Osun governorship tribunal

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the alleged disbandment of the governorship election petition tribunal in the state.The party members held the protest on Thursday at the premises of the election tribunal in Osogbo, the state capital.Niyi Owolade, a chieftain of the PDP, said that they were surprised when the officials of the tribunal [...]

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    N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly has approved N242 billion for the conduct of the 2019 elections.The two chambers of the national assembly passed the budget — as sent by President Muhammadu Buhari — during plenary on Tuesday.A total of N189 billion was allocated to the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) while N53 billion was for the security agencies.Buhari had sent the [...]

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    INEC redeploys Amina Zakari — two weeks after protest by PDP

INEC redeploys Amina Zakari — two weeks after protest by PDP

Amina Zakari, head of electoral operations and logistics at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been redeployed to the department of health and welfare.Mohammed Haruna, a national commissioner of INEC, announced this in a statement.Haruna said heads of four other committees were affected in a reorganisation at the commission.He listed those redeployed as Festus Okoye as head of information and [...]

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    Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Marafa contradicts Oshiomhole on consensus candidates in Zamfara APC

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says consensus candidates did not emerge in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in the state.Marafa was responding to claims by the Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, that the party arrived at a consensus in Zamfara before the October 7 deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had written to the APC conveying its [...]

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    2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

President Muhammadu has asked the national assembly to approve the total amount needed for the 2019 polls from the 2018 budget.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The amount requested by the president for the election is N242 billion.In July, Buhari had asked the lawmakers [...]

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    INEC bars Zamfara APC from fielding candidates in 2019

INEC bars Zamfara APC from fielding candidates in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stopped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from fielding candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state in the 2019 elections.Okechukwe Ndeche, the commission’s acting secretary, conveyed this in a letter to Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC.Ndeche explained that the commission barred the party from fielding candidates for governorship, national assembly and [...]

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    Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the 2019 polls is not under threat over the delay in the passage of budget for the polls.He said there is a N300 billion in the 2018 budget set aside to take care of contingencies like the conduct of the elections.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess in July, President [...]

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    No campaign till Nov 18, INEC warns presidential candidates

No campaign till Nov 18, INEC warns presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned political parties and their presidential candidates for the 2019 elections against publicly campaigning before November 18.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, issued the warning on Monday while speaking at a workshop for election professionals from the Commonwealth Africa region.Yakubu said the approved time for campaign, according to the timeline given by INEC and the [...]

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    VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, put up "a show of bravery" during the protest staged by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Abuja on Friday.Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, PDP chieftains stormed INEC office over the Osun state governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was [...]

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    ‘Masters of rigging’ — Keyamo mocks PDP leaders over anti-INEC protest

‘Masters of rigging’ — Keyamo mocks PDP leaders over anti-INEC protest

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, has described those who protested at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as "known  masters of rigging".On Friday, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, led a protest to INEC headquarters over the Osun governorship election.Among those who joined the protest were Uche Secondus, [...]

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